Amit Chaudhuri Wins James Tait Black Prize for ‘Finding the Raga’

Our heartiest congratulations to Amit Chaudhuri, who this week was announced as the winner of the UK’s James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography for his 2021 New York Review Books memoir Finding the Raga: An Improvisation on Indian Music. The award comes with a cash prize of £10,000.

Dr. Simon Cooke, one of the judges in the Biography category, called Finding the Raga “a work of great depth, subtlety, and resonance, which unobtrusively changed the way we thought about music, place, and creativity. Folding the ethos of the raga into its own form, it is a beautifully voiced, quietly subversive masterpiece in the art of listening to the world.”

To read more about this year’s James Tait Black prizes, click here.

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